Author Topic: Vicky Pendleton...oh my  (Read 72481 times)

woollypigs

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Re: Vicky Pendleton...oh my
« Reply #25 on: April 22, 2008, 01:54:56 pm »
God, she does love herself, don't she.  :sick:

But V, she may have an solution to your cycling fitness issue..... but can woolly take it!!  ;)
I'm sure Woolly would very much enjoy being Ms Pendleton ("Goddess on a Bike")'s f*** buddy.
I got everything I need in you my dear, and I'm pretty sure that she might be better than you on a bike atm but in the bed that is another story, nudge nudge, wink wink, say no more .....  :)


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Re: Vicky Pendleton...oh my
« Reply #26 on: April 22, 2008, 02:02:54 pm »
I thought she was just being matter-of-fact and honest. If you are one of the best in the world at something, false modesty is a very unbecoming trait. So is blowing your own trumpet too much.

I can't claim to know a great deal about Ms. Pendleton, but that interview seems to display a certain amount of "WYSIWYG".

I think Kathy is absolutely right and I don't think it's a good idea to put anyone on a pedestal, either from the "phwooar" point of view or because she is more athletically successful any of us.
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Re: Vicky Pendleton...oh my
« Reply #27 on: April 22, 2008, 02:15:25 pm »
Ah- the Bedfordshire on Sunday paper, or as it's known locally here, the cat litter on Sunday (as that's all it's good for).

Mind you, I can't see what the problem is.  Basically she's saying train hard, get good muscles, win a few medals, have some nooky and enjoy yourself whilst you're able to.  Better that, than hanging on a street corner drinking cans of lager and kicking old ladies.

Good for her.
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Re: Vicky Pendleton...oh my
« Reply #28 on: April 22, 2008, 02:16:55 pm »
God, she does love herself, don't she.  :sick:

But V, she may have an solution to your cycling fitness issue..... but can woolly take it!!  ;)
I'm sure Woolly would very much enjoy being Ms Pendleton ("Goddess on a Bike")'s f*** buddy.
I got everything I need in you my dear, and I'm pretty sure that she might be better than you on a bike atm but in the bed that is another story, nudge nudge, wink wink, say no more .....  :)


Naughty Woolly.  :P

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Re: Vicky Pendleton...oh my
« Reply #29 on: April 22, 2008, 05:42:07 pm »
Although she is the current  bee's knees she comes in behind  the following cycling-women :

Marj
GillP
The London Ladies & Annie & Nutkins

that makes her about 9th on a list of flavourite cycle buddies

 ;)

Re: Vicky Pendleton...oh my
« Reply #30 on: April 22, 2008, 05:49:58 pm »
God, she does love herself, don't she.  :sick:

But V, she may have an solution to your cycling fitness issue..... but can woolly take it!!  ;)
I'm sure Woolly would very much enjoy being Ms Pendleton ("Goddess on a Bike")'s f*** buddy.
I got everything I need in you my dear, and I'm pretty sure that she might be better than you on a bike atm but in the bed that is another story, nudge nudge, wink wink, say no more .....  :)


Naughty Woolly.  :P

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Re: Vicky Pendleton...oh my
« Reply #31 on: April 22, 2008, 06:43:02 pm »
Although I am in awe of Vicki P for her achievements I find her to be far from the most pretty or sexy female British cyclist.

For pretty I offer Lizzy Armitstead (left if you aren't familiar with GB kit):



And for sheer 'Oh God do it to me!' sexy, Shanaze Read:



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Re: Vicky Pendleton...oh my
« Reply #32 on: April 22, 2008, 09:59:24 pm »
God, she does love herself, don't she.  :sick:

Look at the contrast between Victoria Pendleton and the usual role model girls are bombarded with. She projects an image of a young woman with a supremely fit but natural body. She doesn't have a silicone boob job nor does she starve herself. She has powerful muscles that are clearly fit for purpose yet she remains feminine, and men clearly find her attractive. That's what I think she means when she talks about having a good body image. She's a preferable role model to Kate Moss.
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Re: Vicky Pendleton...oh my
« Reply #33 on: April 22, 2008, 10:50:38 pm »
Nothing wrong with her comments.  What a mountain out of a molehill.


Re: Vicky Pendleton...oh my
« Reply #34 on: April 23, 2008, 12:05:08 am »
Nothing wrong with her comments.  What a mountain out of a molehill.


Of course there is nothing wrong with her comments (about equating 'sexy' with riding a bike). The problem, as I see it, is the narrowness of mind of the media in focussing  only on what 'the media' consider sexually newsworthy. Had VP looked like Felicia Ballanger (do your own research - safe to say she was no glamour girl) she (VP) would not have attracted a column inch in the UK. VP has a very long way to go before she equals the palmares of Ballanger, yet to read the papers,even some of the cyclng press, one would assume that VP is the only successful female British cyclist. By rights, Nicole Cooke, by far the most successful modern female cyclist, should attract the most attention, (again research) but she does not. Why not? Because she is not conventionally 'pretty' (though she melts my heart). Despite one 'glam' shoot she prefers to be judged by results alone, by her peers.
If VP wants to capitalise on her 15 minutes of fame good luck to her, it certainly doesn't harm the perception of cycling in the media, just lets not forget the other female cyclists who achieved greatness without playing the 'glam' card.
Anyone remember Beryl Burton? (Who, to me, was gorgeous). With her achievments (look 'em up, but give yourself a while) she would..... well decide for yourself.
We live in the 'short attention span' - 'sound/video byte' age. I chatted with, (about fruit of all things) indeed bought tea and buns, for Beryl Burton in a cafe in Yorkshire. I wonder, in years to come, how many will be able to say the same of VP?
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Re: Vicky Pendleton...oh my
« Reply #35 on: April 23, 2008, 11:16:09 am »
We live in the 'short attention span' - 'sound/video byte' age. I chatted with, (about fruit of all things) indeed bought tea and buns, for Beryl Burton in a cafe in Yorkshire. I wonder, in years to come, how many will be able to say the same of VP?
Bear in mind that the preception of cycling is changing. Has any other cycling event been given prime time coverage on the BBC other than the worlds? I suspect that this has helped enourmously with her publicity.

For pretty I offer Lizzy Armitstead (left if you aren't familiar with GB kit):

I'm glad to see that someone else thinks that!

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Re: Vicky Pendleton...oh my
« Reply #36 on: April 23, 2008, 11:21:37 am »
Can someone cut and paste the section where she is coming across as arrogant?

I've read the article and can't find it.


Re: Vicky Pendleton...oh my
« Reply #37 on: April 23, 2008, 11:23:20 am »
Can someone cut and paste the section where she is coming across as arrogant?

I've read the article and can't find it.



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Re: Vicky Pendleton...oh my
« Reply #38 on: April 23, 2008, 11:48:30 am »
IME, the sex/sporting prowess thing in males is just a myth

Maybe she should do a 'George Best' and find a male competitor who feels the same and do it in the changing rooms between heats?


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Re: Vicky Pendleton...oh my
« Reply #39 on: April 23, 2008, 12:48:11 pm »
IME, the sex/sporting prowess thing in males is just a myth

Maybe she should do a 'George Best' and find a male competitor who feels the same and do it in the changing rooms between heats?



Or if it isn't a myth, find a male competitor from the other side...

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Re: Vicky Pendleton...oh my
« Reply #40 on: April 23, 2008, 12:54:52 pm »
Although she is the current  bee's knees she comes in behind  the following cycling-women :

Marj
GillP
The London Ladies & Annie & Nutkins

that makes her about 9th on a list of flavourite cycle buddies

 ;)

Alan, you are an absolute treasure and you deserve many of these  :-* :-* :-*

I have been feeling a little out of sorts this week and have been dashing here there and everywhere.  I needed that boost, thank you.

I shall remember this when I am feeling a bit below par or doubting my abilities or my looks.


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Re: Vicky Pendleton...oh my
« Reply #41 on: April 23, 2008, 01:32:09 pm »
By rights, Nicole Cooke, by far the most successful modern female cyclist, should attract the most attention, (again research) but she does not. Why not? Because she is not conventionally 'pretty' (though she melts my heart).

It's not just about looks though. From what I've seen and heard of Nicole Cooke, she isn't as articulate as VP and doesn't have very much personality. Or rather, she doesn't have the kind of personality that makes you instantly warm to her regardless of her racing achievements. 

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Despite one 'glam' shoot she prefers to be judged by results alone, by her peers.

The only reason that VP started getting media attention was because of her results.

Their choice of cycling discipline also has a bearing on the amount of media attention they receive. VP wins gold medals in competitions like the World Cup, World Championships and Olympics - easily understood events to the non-cycling public. NC wins fairly obscure road races [mostly] abroad. The mainstream media don't even report mens road races (apart from the TDF) so she hasn't got a hope in hell.

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Re: Vicky Pendleton...oh my
« Reply #42 on: April 23, 2008, 01:47:28 pm »
So a genuine British Sporting Goddess tells a journalist that she's seeing a bloke who she doesn't want to settle down with?

So she knows she looks good in the buff and she's confident about her amazing body?

So it's quite possibly more about the sex than the dinner date?

So bloody good on her. 

If that's what it takes to win gold, then she should go for it.  I'm only disappointed that she didn't say she's actually got two fellas on the go.  Or a fella and a young lady. 

Or both  :)

Or a well-known public official from a small town in France :P
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Re: Vicky Pendleton...oh my
« Reply #43 on: April 23, 2008, 07:33:26 pm »
Can someone cut and paste the section where she is coming across as arrogant?

I've read the article and can't find it.



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Re: Vicky Pendleton...oh my
« Reply #44 on: April 23, 2008, 07:37:27 pm »
Quote from: JT
From what I've seen and heard of Nicole Cooke, she isn't as articulate as VP and doesn't have very much personality.
You obviously haven't met her.  I have (ner ner  ;D) She has an evident intellect, though you are right that it doesn't transfer to TV.

Quote from: JT
NC wins fairly obscure road races

Commonwealth Games? Matters only to UK press I know, but isn't that what we are talking about?

Anyway, I'm in love,



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Re: Vicky Pendleton...oh my
« Reply #45 on: April 26, 2008, 02:10:31 am »
Good for her.
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Re: Vicky Pendleton...oh my
« Reply #46 on: April 26, 2008, 06:33:06 am »
Can someone cut and paste the section where she is coming across as arrogant?

I've read the article and can't find it.



Nor me

Listen to her Inside Sport interview with Matthew Pinsent for a better impression of what she's like.



What a refreshing antidote to the monosyllabic gruntings of obscenely overpaid football players.


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Re: Vicky Pendleton...oh my
« Reply #48 on: April 30, 2008, 10:24:16 am »
It's not about the bike #2

'I just ride it, I'm not really into equipment. I'm more concerned with what colour my hair is.'

 ;D
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Re: Vicky Pendleton...oh my
« Reply #49 on: April 30, 2008, 10:26:08 am »
'I'm more concerned with what colour my hair is.'

So are most of her fans  :D
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